Thanks Emma. That story and its conclusion mean a lot to me.
All economics is behavioural
Yeah, sure. Qualitative brand consultants have been teaching you to drink your beer with the label facing outwards for decades. But that's the purview of psychologists in ad land. Economists have always been like "ugh, irrational purchase behaviour. We can tolerate it through this quantum ..."
And we’re just clever monkeys, tho, our best achievement is deluding ourselves it seems.
Yeah. Behavioural economics is good for explaining how most of the people most of the time don’t know shit about what they’re buying, why, or with what.
You seem to be labouring under the delusion that teachers make school budget decisions, rather than boards of trustees who are usually parents.
Maybe. But what evidence is there to suggest parent trustees will be any less incentivised to do the wrong thing than school management?
I’ve stealth cycled it a few times
What a good idea. I go to great lengths to figure out acceptable ways to avoid riding along GNR. And if the hideous traffic wasn't bad enough, some people are really bloody hostile!
Thanks guys, that's a really excellent piece.
No private landlord could consider requiring its tenants to submit to drug testing. In a sense, it creates two different kinds of citizen.
Bloody hell. In a very real sense.
Interesting. I'd thought giving no ranking would hurt a candidate more than a low ranking.
What happens if you don't number all candidates sequentially? E.g.
Candidate A: rank 1
Candidate B: no ranking
Candidate C: rank 3
Isn’t there an important difference between tangata whenua and the Maori Party?
Oh, sure, take your pick. The Maori Party, Urewera people, the people who obtained the court ruling which her govt over turned ... more the merrier. Guess I should have just said Maori. Seems Tariana might have been a good reference to tap as well.